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01-20-2013, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
Yeah, that sounds about right. Bourque is the more well-rounded player, and easier to build around in ATD terms. When I owned Lidstrom, I felt that it was important to get him a physical partner who could bring some offense at even strength. I managed to do that pretty well, but still, it was something I had to consider. Bourque doesn't need any particular quality in his partner, aside from just generally not sucking. I see that as an advantage.

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Ray Ray still have a longevity edge on Lids?
Bourque struggled at times in the playoffs when teams could key on him in transition, so I think you want to give him more help in transition in the ATD than he had IRL.

Of course you could say the same about Orr to a lesser degree, so it's hardly a damning criticsm.

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